Korhan Erel (http://korhanerel.com) is a Turkish improviser, sound designer and composer based in Istanbul, Turkey. He plays a self-designed computer instrument called Omnibus. He also uses analog and digital electronics. He is a founding member of Islak Kopek (www.soundcloud.com/islak-kopek), Turkey's pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. He composes and designs sounds for dance, theater, installations and film. He collaborates with dancers, video artists and spoken word artists on stage.
Korhan spent two residencies at STEIM (Center for research & development of instruments & tools for performers) in Amsterdam, where he studied use of sensors in music performance and instrument design. He was a guest composer at the Electronic Music Studios in Stockholm in January 2011.
He performed and had compositions played in radios, festivals in Turkey, Austria, Australia, Holland, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Russia, Greece, Sweden and the UK. He performed telematic concerts over Skype in Germany, Spain and the US.
This album contains two recent solo performances by Korhan Erel in Istanbul on the Omnibus in 2011. Omnibus is a collection of computer instruments and external control interfaces. Besides his solo performances, Korhan plays Omnibus in collective performances. He also uses it for sound design and composition for film and theater. Omnibus external control interfaces are diverse and include Wii controllers and an iPad among others.